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Magnussen leads the way with McLaren on day two in Bahrain // Eleven times on the board as Bottas hits the century

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Vergne's best day of 2014 testing
Vergne's best day of 2014 testingCredit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Mercedes bring the session to a halt more than once
Mercedes bring the session to a halt more than onceCredit: Pirelli S.p.A.
Valtteri puts in more than 100 laps for Williams
Valtteri puts in more than 100 laps for WilliamsCredit: Glenn Dunbar/Williams F1
Caterham rack up the miles but suffer telemetry issues
Caterham rack up the miles but suffer telemetry issuesCredit: Glenn Dunbar/LAT

For the first time since pre-season testing began, all eleven teams hit the track today and all drivers managed to set a time. Sebastian Vettel completed almost 60 laps, as Red Bull finally got themselves some meaningful running. Williams also had a far better day than yesterday, with Valtteri Bottas putting in the extra work to make up for Massa being kept in the garage due to a technical issue. The Finn completed over 100 laps around the Bahrain International Circuit today, and finished with the fifth fastest time.

Ahead of him, Nico Rosberg was fourth but the German brought out two red flags along the way. Fernando Alonso was strong in third, whilst yesterday's leader Nico Hülkenberg was pipped to the top spot and had to settle for second. It was Kevin Magnussen who went fastest, with Mercedes engines continue to prove the strongest - at least on paper, anyway. Kevin has a good head on his shoulders, though, keeping his feet on the ground.

The team is doing a great job to help me: they’re giving me really good guidance and making me feel confident. There’s a lot of discussion about laptimes, and it feels good to get some good times recorded, but winter testing is just that – testing. It isn’t about times.

- Kevin Magnussen, F1 driver, McLaren

Marussia were the only team to really struggle as Max Chilton could only manage 17 laps and he came in plum last. The team struggled with a fuel system problem that halted their running. Caterham also had technical niggles, although theirs was with the telemetry and didn't stop them from too many laps.

2014 testing - Day 2, Bahrain
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1K MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:34.91046
2N HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:36.44559
3F AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:36.51697
4N RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.96585
5V BottasWilliams F1 Team1:37.328116
6K KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:39.85566
7S VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:40.34059
8JE VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.60958
9E GutiérrezSauber1:40.71755
10R GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:41.67018
11M ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:42.51117

Lotus also struggled in their second day of testing, with Romain Grosjean admitting that he still didn't get the lap count that he might have hoped for. With just eight on the board yesterday, and a further 18 today, the team could have done with more running, but some set-up and installation problems halted their programme.

Fantastic effort to recover from this afternoon's fuel system problem, which has kept us confined to the garage. Max is heading out now

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Nico definitely enjoying his driving today - he lowers the best time to 1:36.445, more than 0.4s faster than his time from yesterday!

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Felipe & Valtteri with both be in the car tomorrow as the remainder of the race team have arrived in #Bahrain for pitstop practice!

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Another good day of testing done. Happy with the progress we are making. And tomorrow it's my turn to drive! Bring it on! @CaterhamF1 #ME9

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It's all change tomorrow, as the alternating drivers swap again, and those doing blocks of two days at a time also head for a break. Daniel Ricciardo will be in action in the Red Bull, whilst Kimi Räikkönen takes over from Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari. Marcus Ericsson, Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez are all also expected to be back in action, whilst Pastor Maldonado gets his first taste of testing in 2014.

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